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Borrowmoss Holiday Cottages
Reviewed 5 October 2012

I stayed in Teal, the central one of the three cottages. It had two bedrooms each with twin beds, one more spacious than the other, an an open plan living room (with dining table) and kitchen, and one bathroom with a bath and shower.

Decoration is old-fashioned - circa early 1980s I'd say - but the cottage was clean and tidy and in good repair. On initial entry, there was slight smell of dampness (We were visiting in October) but as the cottage heated up and the kitchen was used, this did disappear, helped by the purchase and use of a scented candle.

The kitchen is equipped with a microwave that also operates as a grill and oven, an electric hob, kettle, toaster and fridge. There are good quality pans, and a large cafetiere, a metal teapot, a corkscrew / bottle opener, two sharpish knives and a breadknife (which worked!) along with the usual crockery, glasses, mugs and cutlery etc.

It has a digital TV (with Freeview including the radio channels) and a DVD player, which I found worked better when the TV was lifted off it!

The cottage is within easy walking distance of Wigtown - 15 to 20 minutes - which is exceptionally handy if you want to eat there instead of cooking.

The owner was on-hand, pleasant and happy to help with enquiries.

An excellent budget option!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

I always feel terrible about writing negative reviews, so I will start with the positive. I stayed in the Teal cottage for nights during the recent book festival. We knew it was a mile out of town which was fine as it was lovely to be in the countryside. The outside looked quite nice and there was a garden area to sit out and admire the views. However, the minute the door was opened, I was overpowered by the damp smell. When we opened the cupboards to get a glass, the smell was even worse. We had to go and buy air freshener and scented candles. The bedrooms and bathroom didn't smell fortunately. The decor was pretty dated, but it was really cheap and we knew from the no photos on the website that it wouldn't look great, but you get what you pay for. I just want other guests to be aware before they arrive. I wouldn't recommend this place. It was ok for a group of friends as we weren't in the cottage that much, but if I was there for a romantic break, I wouldn't have stayed.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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John J, Owner at Borrowmoss Holiday Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2013

We always welcome and appreciate constructive and positive feedback and since this review was written the damp issue that was caused by poor gutter maintenance and then low level water ingress has been properly repaired and the damp issues resolved.

Additionally the cottages have been repainted throughout and new kitchen fronts installed to bring the installations more up to date. Also in keeping with this accommodation refresh and the comments on the dated interiors we have also replaced much of the furniture, bedding, beds and decorative aspects of the properties.

We always take the feedback of our clients seriously and will always take actions to rectify issues immediately. We wish all our past and future guests a happy stay and continue to hope that we operate a quality and cost effective enjoyable environment for families and individuals alike.

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Reviewed 11 June 2010

We stayed here with our one year old for a weeks break. The cottage was lovely and quite well equiped, although it would have been good to have a washing machine in the cottage, there was one available on site.

The views from the cottage were beautiful, with farm land surrounding us, and the garden which the cottage was set in was very well maintained and secure for our little girl to play in.

It was only a short 15 min walk into the village of Wigtown, where there was a few cafes and pubs to eat in. We would reccomend ' The Readinglasses', a combined bookshop and really good cafe and The Ploughman Pub, which served a surprisingly good and cheap Sunday lunch. The Creaking Bookshop also sells frozen home cooked meals to heat and eat at home, which were very tasty and good value.

There is also a little market in the village square on Saturday mornings which was good to have browse around.

All in all- a lovely location and homely comfortable cottages.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Borrowmoss Holiday Cottages

Address: Moss of Cree Road | Borrowmoss Farm, Wigtown DG8 9TA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Dumfries and Galloway > Wigtown
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Wigtown
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the former byres of Borrowmoss Farm has been carefully converted to provide three lovely single-storey self catering holiday cottages. They can be booked individually or as a whole to accommodate larger groups (maximum 12 people). The enclosed garden provides a safe place for children to play. Location: Situated in a quiet rural location, yet only 1 mile from Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in the heart of the natural beauty of Wigtownshire, Borrowmoss offers an ideal base for your holiday in South West Scotland. Pet Friendly Self Catering - The Cottages: Each of the 3 self-catering cottages accommodates 4 people in 2 twin bedrooms. Being on a single level, all cottages are easily accessible by the less able. All the cottages are non-smoking. Pet Friendly: In Teal and Greylag, we accept well-behaved dogs. Wigeon has been refurnished to a high standard and regrettably pets are not accepted. Full sized, insulated Kennels and Dog Runs are provided free of charge. Outdoor Activities: Hill Walking, Bird Watching, Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Star gazing, Horse Riding, and more are all available within a short distance of the cottages. There are also numerous gardens, nurseries & castles to visit in the region. Further details are on the "Outdoor Activities" page. ... more   less 

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